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  1. sbbb04 on April 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    My dog is not very social(she’s really nervous and territorial), but I’m taking her to a training club…. if I’m training, and I want to make her therapy dog, even if she wasn’t social naturaly, can she do it??

  2. BuiIdMoreFences on April 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm


  3. BOB L on April 14, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    Christopher—–Best to check in your area with therapy dog testing and go without your dog and see the testing for yourself, thats what I did to better get a idea what I needed to train my dog on, my Rottweiler has been a therapy dog for over 2 years and loves doing it as I do, she is also my service dog. Check with these 2 organizations, TDI international and TDink, both are great, testing can be brutal so be prepared.

  4. yarmo G-LO on April 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    IF ANYONE PLEASE ANSWER ME!…..I have a dog (rowdy) and I am using her tips to train him, but do i get him a vest before he gets his certificate because there are patches that have "please ask to pet me" so is my theory right

  5. Anita Schweigert on April 14, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    i got disabity im training mine to be therapy dog for me

  6. walter nelson on April 14, 2022 at 5:04 pm

    Is the test to become a therapy dog very strict?

  7. Diana Kazimiera Żyłka Poland 🇵🇱 on April 14, 2022 at 5:05 pm

    Dogs are fantastic in their wonderful kindness to humans.These dogs are wonderful.Very helpful for people who need support in hardships.Great and positive animals 💚🐾🐾

  8. Mary Lynn on April 14, 2022 at 5:06 pm

    Can any dog be a therapy dog

  9. Lindsay Lopez on April 14, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    I’m a speech therapist in New York City, with one dog and an interest in acquiring another to train as a therapy dog.  Our 1st dog is VERY obedient, but is a bit too interested in other dogs.  I’m wondering if I should stick with a herding breed type of dog when going to the animal shelter, such as the dogs you have shown here in the video.  I prefer to adopt.  Any suggestions?

  10. CBRSTi on April 14, 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks for this. Now my dog can be dope too.

  11. Chris Grassi on April 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    Very interested in learning what I would need to do to learn what I need to do. My focus would possibly be with riding therapy on horses. Do you have any you would reccomend to possibly lean more in that direction. I work with disabled now, and they are all wanting very much to be around my animals. As I am writing this I am listening to your in’s and outs. Thank you!! Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!

  12. Christopher Monahan on April 14, 2022 at 5:14 pm

    I have no idea how to start my dog to be a therapy dog…..she’s not agressive at all, a big cuddle bug and she listens. She loves people and other dogs, but i don’t know where to start….can someone help me out?

  13. Kenzie Smith on April 14, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    I hope my boxer roxy will at least act like a therapy dog.

  14. Alexandra Riley on April 14, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    Awesome clip!
    I’ll provide you some great hints, tricks, and advice that will help you turn your puppy into the best behaved, most happy, jogging, bouncing, slipper-fetching best pal you always wanted

  15. Mats Lund on April 14, 2022 at 5:18 pm

    is she blind or is she smoking more than snoop dogg and willy neslon? she almost look like the real version of brock in pokemon hahaha

  16. c s on April 14, 2022 at 5:21 pm

    I feel like my dog gets too excited when he sees strangers. What’re ways to help with this?

  17. ChessyDunWanna on April 14, 2022 at 5:22 pm

    same with my dog, except she barks and sometimes growls at other dogs nothing vicious just terriotorial

  18. Margaret Ketelsen on April 14, 2022 at 5:23 pm

    good night

  19. My Little Dog Shoppe South Park PA on April 14, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    This video is 8 years old and the testing and certification requirements are very different.
    She mentioned CGC test
    This teat no longer certifies dogs for therapy dog work. Therapy Digs International and several other organizations both national and local do. The requirements vary as well. Check with these oeganizations.

  20. Pankaj Titar on April 14, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    She is on drugs!! I bet!!

  21. Canines Can Do modern dog training on April 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    A nice video! And love the use of positive reinforcement. However I do not agree with the calm demeanor requirement. They need to be calm and friendly for visits but I have seen many a high energy dog excel at therapy with the right program of exercise and rears-based earning. My first therapy dog was high energy but we exercised him well before our visits. He was beloved. He was so outstanding a national award is given annually in his remembrance.

  22. Teri Looney on April 14, 2022 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks! Very nice!

  23. Shasta's Refuge on April 14, 2022 at 5:31 pm
  24. Emelia Jade on April 14, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    what’s the point of the watch?

  25. LycaWatyre on April 14, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    A Shitzu? Oh, you’re screwed.

    Just kidding! You can train just about any dog anything. Just be calm and patient. Above all Stay Consistent! Make sure everybody in his/her life is supporting and reinforcing the training and it’ll be a snap.

  26. BamThereYouGo on April 14, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    so that your dog is always looking to you for direction and not getting distracted

  27. Anwar Jahid on April 14, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Great video , If anyone else is trying to find the most effective tips for training their dog try banfan turbo dog trainer (do a search on google)? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my buddy got amazing success with it. 

  28. Ariyon Schreiber on April 14, 2022 at 5:43 pm

    do therapy dogs need to be certified? my dog knows those commands already.

  29. Haley on April 14, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Hi! I have a few questions, the next dog I get I want to train it to be a therapy dog but my parents would NOT tolerate a dog to be housetrained , but i might be able to get it in the house every one and a while and potty train it. would this work? also how old do you have to be to be the trainer and takes it places? Thanks!

  30. watchmesave on April 14, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    This is a great video! Keep up the good work. I want to train my gf shitzu to
    Listen to commands and to stop barking at everybody. All dogs can be trained right?
    Regardless of age? Its a four year old shitzu. Tnx!

  31. Rayne Wolfe on April 14, 2022 at 5:46 pm

    I have a one year old exuberant English Bull terrier named Carmen that I want to train for social therapy. She’s headstrong and leash aggressive. Is there hope?

  32. GloriaJean Stokes on April 14, 2022 at 5:52 pm

    Great clip

  33. Trey Da Trainer on April 14, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Let’s not tase dogs for therapy. Dogs don’t need therapy, only people do.

  34. Nocturnal Hunter on April 14, 2022 at 5:54 pm

    They just need CGC? My boy got that at 6 months. He has all those skills learned. I wanted to start a program back home to help children with reading. What other titles does he need

  35. Janet Whitten on April 14, 2022 at 5:56 pm

    I was hoping to train my girl for therapy. Hehe she would flunk.

  36. me on April 14, 2022 at 5:57 pm

    My dog would be the perfect therapy dog.However,she isn’t the most beautiful animal in the world.Would that play a factor in her job?

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